New Song! “I Like You, Too!”

DSC_3316 To go with our latest book for marrieds titled, I Love You & I Like You, we wrote this new song to use at our live events. Its called, I Like You, Too!

Usually before we sing it we tell the couples that when they hear the harmonica interlude its their cue to briefly tell something they like about each other. If you’re so inclined to do so while listening to this song together, please do. You never know…a little spark might ignite a bigger fire!

(By the way, this song is on a new CD collection of songs written since the release of Finish Well. We’ll tell you more about it soon.)

 

 

 

 

Steve’s Latest Book For Hunters-The Tales Hunters Tell

 

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I’m excited and grateful to introduce my latest book release written especially for hunters.

The Tales Hunters Tell is just what the subtitle implies, “stories of adventure and inspiration!”  The tales are based on stories I’ve lived as well as some I’ve heard along the trail of life. I suspect you’ll smile a lot while reading because you’ll see yourself in the scenes, and because hunters can be an emotional lot, your eyes might even get a little misty with one of the stories.

In addition to the ten new tales in the book, Harvest House Publishers has graciously included the entire text of the original book titled, “Full Draw.” This suspenseful story is about a hunter named Joe Tanner who, while in the woods pursuing the elusive whitetail, finds himself being pursued by a couple of dangerous fugitives. His only hope for survival is to use his hunting skills. You’ll also be intrigued by the way his wife, son and a few friends get involved in the fray.

My thanks to all of you have read my previous books for hunters and I hope you’ll enjoy this new offering. With deer season not too far away you’ll need some reading material while you wait for the big one to walk under your stand. Just don’t forget to look up every once in a while as you read!

Steve Chapman

 

 

Make the Call…You’ll be Glad You Did!

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They’re waiting on the other end…

 

We hope the new song we featured for Father’s Day (posted below) was motivation for someone to give their Dad a call. But as the song implies, there are other calls in life that are important to make. If there’s someone you feel you need to call, go ahead and dial the number. You never know what a difference it will make. If you need encouragement to do so…give the song a listen.

Thanks!

S&A

“That’s A Call”/Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2013  - Available only as a download

Join Us At “The Cove” Sept. 29-Oct 2 with American Family Association

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to be musical guests at The American Family Association Retreat at    The Cove on the grounds of The Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.  The dates are Sept. 29-Oct 2.

To see the list of featured speakers and to find out more about how to register for the event, click on the following website address for   American Family Association’s website page:  http://www.afa.net/cove/index.html

We look forward to being there and we hope you can make plans to be with us.

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Annie sings “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome” in WV State Capitol Building!

West Virginia State Capitol Charleston, WV At this year’s National Day of Prayer service held on May 1st at West Virginia’Annie s state capitol building in Charleston, WV, Annie’s voice filled the entire building. Alice Click, Annie’s sister who lives in the state, arranged for the playing of Annie’s version of the song, “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome.” What an honor for a native West Virginian and what an important and timely prayer that was prayed in the hall’s of the capitol of our home state.

The song is included in this post and no payment is required for the download. May this prayer be answered as you sing along.

“Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome”/Written by Dottie Rambo, David Huntsinger/John T Benson Publishing/Heart Warming Music/ASCAP/Available only as a download

“Save My Father”

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Not long ago at a wild game dinner event where I was to speak a gentleman privately came to me and said something that gripped my heart. He quietly whispered, “My dad is here tonight. He’s not saved and I’ve been praying that he will respond to the Gospel.”

The look of concern on the son’s face as he spoke of his great hope that his dad would yield his life to Christ was an expression I couldn’t forget. I began to wonder how many others have the same desperate longing in their hearts for their father or another loved one who is yet to know Christ as Savior.

 With that in mind, the song included with this post was written. My hope is that “Save My Father” might be an encouraging melody and lyric that will echo in your heart as you pray for someone you love who is spiritually lost.

(“Save My Father” / Steve Chapman / Times & Seasons Music, Inc/ BMI …This song is available only as a download at this time)

 

 

 

Harold G. Stoltzfus…”Faith Is Like a Melody” (My Father’s Song)

While in the Lancaster, PA area we stayed at The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast in Farmersville. During breakfast on Sunday morning March 30th we were privileged to meet Sylvia Stoltzfus and her two daughters, Crystal and Yvonne.

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Harold G. Stoltzfus
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Sylvia’s husband of 54 years had gone to be with the Lord just the morning before. The loss that she and her daughters were feeling was written on their faces and heard in their tender words about a man who was a caring husband and a wonderful father.

Before Sylvia and her daughters left to tend to the preparation of Harold’s service a very moving story was shared by Crystal about a dream she had about her Dad. It inspired the song that is included in this post. The lyric reveals what she told us. We hope the video that was added to the song will bless the Stoltzfus Family as they walk through these days of loss, and we hope it will bless others who see it as well.

(Our grand daughter, Lily Anne Beall, is singing the part of Crystal and I’m singing Harold’s part. A free download of the song is below).

 

“A Look At Life from the Riverbank” Steve’s Book for Anglers

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New Book!!

Do you love fishing or know someone who does? If so, we’re excited to announce the release of Steve’s book, “A Look at Life from the Riverbank.” The subtitle of this newly expanded version of “Reel Time with God” explains the contents of this unique book…Stories About Fishing and the Meaning of Life!

In these well-written devotions about fishing you’ll discover how doing things like casting, steering a boat, watching the ripples on the water, cleaning your catch, or crossing a creek can help you live a victorious life. 

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Steve’s first fish…around 1956

Filled with stories lived while at the water, this book will be a great addition to every angler’s tackle box. 

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“Steve slammin’ the salmon”

One Million Sold! Milestone for Steve!!!

I’m excited to announce that our publisher, Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon has presented Steve with their “Harvest Gold Award.” BM4A8164The beautiful plaque he is holding in the picture represents over 1 million of his books that were sold (1,070,000 to be exact as of 2/25/14). Only a handful of writers with the company have received this prestigious award since they were founded in 1974.

Steve said about the award, “This plaque will be a visual reminder that the ‘outdoor insights’ I’ve written into the books have reached the hearts of so many others. God bless everyone at Harvest House Publishers for letting me team up with them. They deserve a plaque, too, and the best I can present them is in the form of letters I send them from readers whose lives have been changed as a result of one of the books. I also send them photos from time to time of my books that have been ‘well-read’ by hunters while in the field. The covers of the books are tattered and the pages are dog-eared

photo(see the lower left corner of the book in the photo!) from being carried to the woods and read multiple times. May God be praised for such an effective way to deliver His truth and hope to my fellow outdoorsmen and women.”

As Steve’s most avid supporter of his love for the great outdoors I want to thank all of you who have gotten a copy of one of his books either for yourself or someone else. I have to admit that you encourage me to encourage my “deer” husband to go more often to do “book research” (that’s his phrase for “I’m going hunting!”)

Annie Chapman

PS… On behalf of our family, our daughter, Heidi, went to her local Publix Store and ordered our own trophy to give to Steve for this milestone! Here’s a photo:

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“He’s Got a Line”

Do you feel alone as a Christian in your workplace? Do folks consider you strange because you don’t take part in behavior that you prefer to avoid? If so, you might recognize yourself in 1 Peter 4:2-6b.

DSC_3595“…and you won’t be spending the rest of your life chasing after evil desires but will be anxious to do the will of God. You have had enough in the past of the evil things the godless enjoy- sex sin, lust, getting drunk, wild parties, drinking bouts, and the worship of idols, and other terrible sins. Of course, your former friends will be very surprised when you don’t eagerly join them anymore in the wicked things they do, and they will laugh at you in contempt and scorn. But just remember that they must face the Judge of all, living and dead; they will be punished for the way they have lived. That is why the Good News was preached…”

To encourage you to not waver in your determination to maintain high moral standards at your job (or anywhere else for that matter!), here’s a story in song about a coal miner who chose to do so.

“He’s Got A Line” / Steve Chapman / Times & Seasons Music / BMI / 2014 / This song is available only as a download here at this site.

“So if you are suffering according to God’s will, keep on doing what is right and trust yourself to the God who made you, for He will never fail you.” (v. 19)